We'll show you how to graft your own apple tree that you'll be able to take away to plant in your garden back home. The tree varieties available on the day are specific to the Tamar Valley, most of which will never be commercially viable so this is a rare opportunity to have these uncommon varieties in your own garden, and you'll be helping to keep the gene pool alive and conserving the varieties for generations to come. Limit of two trees per workshop. There will be at least 25 different varieties to choose from including Hocking's Green, Cornish Mother and King Byerd. The apples are a range of cooking apples, eating apples delicious straight from the tree or cider apples. Rootstock types are M9 (Dwarf), MM106 (Medium), M25 (large and vigorous). You'll be able to take away a grafted tree for only a fiver.
Meet in the education room. No need to book, it's a rolling programme of workshops.
Prices - Root stock £2, Workshop (limit 2 trees) £2, Graft material £1
Suitable for ages 16+. Assistance dogs are welcome. Norman admission charges apply.
Saturday 17 February - Sunday 18 February, 11am-4pm
For more information call 01579 351346 or go online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele